I have two dogs, one of them has always been a bit scatty in the back garden (racing around sniffing the ground and getting into a lather) so I have always assumed that animals must wander around the garden at night.
I usually leave a pair of shoes outside the back door to go down to the outbuildings. The other night a pair of the kids football boots were also left out. In the morning all four pieces of footwear were strewn around the garden. I grabbed the football boots but left my shoes on the lawn. I forgot about them the next night and then grabbed them the following morning only to find that something had crapped in them (not a dog turd).
Last night I put one of the dog baskets outside of the back door as it needed washing. Guess what - this morning I noticed that something had crapped in the basket (see exhibit A below).
My question: Is there anyone in the house who can identify this excrement vandal? Is it fox poo, badger???